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Time to ‘chirp’ in and help annual bird spot

Time to ‘chirp’ in and help annual bird spot

Time to ‘chirp’ in and help annual bird spot

22 January 2021

The RSPB offers a guide to the more unusual birds you might see in your garden.


Nine ways to protect your plants in wet weather

Nine ways to protect your plants in wet weather

Nine ways to protect your plants in wet weather

16 January 2021

As more rain is forecast, Hannah Stephenson asks garden expert Jonathan Webster how to protect plans from drowning and waterlogging


Jungle vibes, wildflowers and outdoor exercise: Are these the top gardening trends of 2021?

Jungle vibes, wildflowers and outdoor exercise: Are these the top gardening trends of 2021?

Jungle vibes, wildflowers and outdoor exercise: Are these the top gardening trends of 2021?

09 January 2021

Experts give their predictions for the next year – and we’re likely to take a more relaxed approach to the garden


How gardeners can recycle better

How gardeners can recycle better

How gardeners can recycle better

03 January 2021

It’s time for all of us to green up our act and do our bit for the environment, say gardening experts Gareth Richards and Holly Farrell.


It’s easy to add structure to your garden

It’s easy to add structure to your garden

It’s easy to add structure to your garden

10 December 2020

Structural plants come into their own in winter, creating low-light shadows and frosty coverings. Hannah Stephenson chooses her favourites...


Go potty for festive glamour

Go potty for festive glamour

Go potty for festive glamour

03 December 2020

Add baubles, lights and funky containers to make your houseplants the stars of the show this Christmas


Sowing seeds of love for wildlife

Sowing seeds of love for wildlife

Sowing seeds of love for wildlife

12 November 2020

Want to attract pollinators and other wildlife to a natural setting? Now’s the time to sow a wildflower meadow, discovers Hannah Stephenson.


Clean up ahead of next sowing season

Clean up ahead of next sowing season

Clean up ahead of next sowing season

05 November 2020

Tidy up your growing space to steal a march on spring, with tips from the RHS


Pumpkin problems? Find out where you’re going wrong...

Pumpkin problems? Find out where you’re going wrong...

Pumpkin problems? Find out where you’re going wrong...

22 October 2020

In the run-up to Halloween, experts reveal the main problems faced by gardeners when growing this giant vegetable


An apple a day, in many different ways

An apple a day, in many different ways

An apple a day, in many different ways

15 October 2020

Experts offer advice on the best apples to grow for particular dishes, and how to preserve your bumper harvest. Hannah Stephenson finds out more


Seven ways to get your hands on free plants

Seven ways to get your hands on free plants

Seven ways to get your hands on free plants

08 October 2020

Whether you’re short on cash but want to grow your houseplant collection, or have gaps to fill outside, there are cheaper ways, says Ella Walker


Help your plants enjoy some home comforts

Help your plants enjoy some home comforts

Help your plants enjoy some home comforts

01 October 2020

Houseplant expert Claire Bishop offers a step-by-step guide on how to boost your houseplants by repotting them


The truth about fake grass

The truth about fake grass

The truth about fake grass

24 September 2020

It’s green, pristine and doesn’t need mowing, but gardeners argue artificial grass isn’t good for the planet. Hannah Stephenson investigates.


How garden trends are changing post-lockdown

How garden trends are changing post-lockdown

How garden trends are changing post-lockdown

17 September 2020

As working from home has become the norm for so many of us, our garden needs are set to change.


How to keep your garden going in autumn

How to keep your garden going in autumn

How to keep your garden going in autumn

10 September 2020

Lost your gardening mojo as the weather turns cooler? Experts offer advice on how to keep the momentum going


Seven plants for colourful autumn pots

Seven plants for colourful autumn pots

Seven plants for colourful autumn pots

03 September 2020

If your bedding is starting to look tired, ditch it for some beautiful autumn plant displays in pots, says Hannah Stephenson


10 bulbs to buy now to add zing to your spring

10 bulbs to buy now to add zing to your spring

10 bulbs to buy now to add zing to your spring

27 August 2020

It’s almost time to start planting bulbs for a spring display. Hannah Stephenson leafs through some new additions and old favourites


Cut flowers: Artisan growers share their secrets

Cut flowers: Artisan growers share their secrets

Cut flowers: Artisan growers share their secrets

20 August 2020

Fancy growing your own patch of flowers for cutting? Hannah Stephenson asks the pros for their top tips


How to make a water feature work in a small garden

How to make a water feature work in a small garden

How to make a water feature work in a small garden

13 August 2020

Even if you’re short of space, you can still add a cool, calm feature to an urban garden, says Hannah Stephenson


Empty space on your veg patch? Boost soil with green manure crops

Empty space on your veg patch? Boost soil with green manure crops

Empty space on your veg patch? Boost soil with green manure crops

06 August 2020

Green manure crops could fill empty space on allotments and boost harvests, Hannah Stephenson reports


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